How does a generator keep your family secure?
Standby generators have an automatic transfer switch to monitor utility power and detect when power service has been interrupted. When a power failure hits Maine, the automatic transfer switch turns the generator on and supplies the necessary power- whether you’re home or not – and automatically shuts off the standby generator when power is restored. Every week, a Generac generator starts itself for a brief test run, ensuring that all components are always prepared to take over power, at a moment’s notice. You can be confident of your standby generator’s readiness if a Maine ice storm knocks out your power.
What will a standby or backup generator do for you?
During a Maine storm or power failure, a backup generator allows you to continue using essential appliances such as heaters and refrigerators, as well as lights, computers and other critical items. A standby generator is powered by your natural gas or liquid propane gas supply, so run time is not limited by the size of a gasoline or diesel fuel tank, unlike a portable generator. Standby generators automatically power your home or business during a power outage without lifting a finger. No refueling. No extension cords.
What size generator installation do you need?
The first step in determining what size backup generator you need, is to decide if you want to power your whole house, essential circuits or somewhere in between. It’s a good idea to make a list of the items that you feel are essential and itemize them in order of importance. A common misconception about home standby generators is that one-size fits all. The size of your home or business, as well as the efficiency of the components within, play a big part in calculating the size of the standby generator installation you will need for your greater Portland Maine home or camp. Residential and commercial models are available from 6 – 150kW so whatever size you need there is a back up generator to supply you with the power you need.